ERUPTION B05 The Monarch 'Eruption' features a beautiful bolster in hand-carved Mokume Gane by Lee Downey, inlaid with turquoise and lava rock; the blade is black 'Wave' damascus with a super strong ZDP189 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with white topaz.
Limited Edition #24 out of 25
MATERIALS & ARTISTRY
Carved Sterling Silver, Lava rock, Wave Damascus, and White Topaz
FEATURES & SPECS
One-hand button lock system Leather carrying case Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
Blade 2.63" (66.8mm)
Handle 3.58" (90.9mm)
Overall open 6.00" (152.4mm)
Damascus steel was a term used by several Western cultures from the Medieval period onward to describe a type of steel created in India and used in sword making from about 300 BC to 1700 AD. These swords were characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be not only tough and resistant to shattering, but capable of being honed to a sharp and resilient edge. William Henry's damascus is made from several types of steel welded together to form a billet. The patterns vary depending on how the damascus artist works the billet. The billet is drawn out and folded until the desired number of layers are formed. William Henry damascus billets are forged with a minimum of 300 layers. William Henry works with a handful of the very best damascus artists/forgers in the U.S.